GRESHAM, Ore. – A Gresham jewelry store was closing late for holiday shoppers Thursday night, when two men smashed through the windows and one of them "politely" stole $100,000 worth of jewelry, police said.
Employees of the Kay Jewelers store on NW Civic Drive had closed the doors at 10:30 p.m. Shortly afterward they saw a dark SUV pull in front of the store, according to Malaka Kerbs, with Gresham Police.
Two men, wearing bandannas over their faces, got out of the SUV. They used their body weight to push through a window and one of the suspects entered the store, while the other ran back to the driver seat and waited.
According to Kerbs, the man that entered the store tried to calm the staff by saying, "It's OK, ladies," as he grabbed two bins of display jewelry that had been packed for storage.
As the man left with the jewelry, he thanked the employees. He got into the passenger seat of the SUV and it pulled away.
The men did not display or imply any weapons during the robbery.
The suspect that grabbed the bins was described as a white male, in his late 20's or early 30's, 5'10", with a stocky build and dark brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gresham Police.